29 killed, 81 wounded in attack by Burqa-clad suicide bombers in Gardez city
By Khaama Press - Sat Aug 04 2018, 9:55 am
According to statement released by the provincial government’s media office, at least 81 people also sustained injuries in the attack.
The statement further added that the attack was carried out on Khwaja Hasan located in the 2nd police district of the city.
Two suicide bombers who had disguised themselves in Burqas carried out the attack by initially shooting the security guards of the mosque dead, the provincial government said, adding that they detonated their explosives after intruding into the mosque compound.
The statement by the provincial government also added that children are also among those killed or wounded in yesterday’s deadly attack.
In the meantime, a security source says at least 34 people were killed and at least 94 others have sustained injuries in the attack.
But a provincial council member claims that the coordinated attack has left at least 41 people dead.
No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.
Paktia is among the relatively volatile provinces in southeastern parts of the country where the anti-government armed militants, including Taliban are active in some of its remote districts and often carry out terrorist related activities.